Wednesday, July 11, 2007

higher salaries for researchers

The UK needs to spend an extra £250m a year on academic salaries for researchers in science and engineering, the campaigning group Save British Science (SBS)said.Universities are routinely experiencing difficulties attracting and retaining the best researchers in a globally competitive environment.The report, Attracting the Best, calls for greater variation in scientists' salaries, where world-renowned experts would be paid more than £100,000 a year, but concludes that most academics would not earn more than £50,000 and some senior lecturers working alongside them in would earn little more than £40,000.A small number of people would be paid very substantially more than the majority, if the scientists' proposals were adopted.

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